Accession Number:

ADA285403

Title:

Training Simulant for Halon 1211 Portable Extinguishers

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1994-09-08

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The Standard Navy portable Halon 1211 extinguisher can be modified to provide an environmentally acceptable simulant for training. The modifications include replacement of the Halon 1211 with pressurized water as the fire fighting agent and insertion of a full cone spray nozzle in the horn of the extinguisher to form a suitable spray pattern. The modified extinguisher has the same physical appearance and discharge characteristics time, reach, etc. as the standard Halon 1211 extinguisher and weighs just two pounds less. Since it uses water as the fire fighting agent, the training simulant has zero Ozone Depletion Potential, zero Global Warming Potential and is non-toxic. Also, there is a potential savings of 160,000-190,000 per year, based on a usage of 20,000 lbsyear of Halon 1211 for training. Halon simulants, Halon replacement, Firefighting training

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Safety Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE